New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday raised a question on Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra during a hearing in the National Herald case, leaving lawyers representing Sonia and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi disappointed.
During the hearing, Swamy filed a copy of CBI case documents in Panchkula plot allotment matter and claimed that even the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a case in the same matter and questioned Robert Vadra on alleged money laundering with regard to Associate Journals Ltd (AJL).
Opposing Swamy, lawyers representing Congress leaders said the two cases were entirely different. However, the BJP leader countered them and said, that the CBI had said the land for AJL was misappropriated and Robert Vadra’s name included in the case. “You cannot deny straightaway that Vadra had nothing to do with it,” Leading daily The Indian Express quoted Swamy.
Urging the court to look into the matter, Subramanian Swamy said, “I do not know if the cases are related but CBI has talked about misappropriation of land for AJL.”
In a bid to understand clearly, Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen asked Swamy to file in written what he is seeking.
On the other hand, former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader B S Hooda was arrayed as a witness by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in support of his complaint filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and others in the National Herald case.
(With inputs from agencies)